Amanda Salinas and Mark Philippoussis Look Forward to "Real Life"

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The real world doesn't scare Amanda Salinas and Mark Philippoussis.

In fact, the Age of Love couple has the same message for life away from the cameras that Spencer Pratt has for his detractors: bring it on!

"We're in the real world now," Philippoussis told the Las Vegas Review-Journal after Monday night's finale broadcast had aired. "We just want to get to know each other without the cameras."

Philippoussis chose Salinas, a 26-year-old financial planner's assistant from Nashville, TN, out of a group of seven 40-something "Cougars" and five other 20-something "Kittens." The fact that he chose a younger woman over an older one was almost as shocking the fact that Katie Price was recently seen partying.

There have been mixed reactions over this tennis star choosing Salinas over 48-year-old Jennifer Braff. Not since Asia Nitollano was selected as a Pussycat Doll over Melissa has reality TV caused such controversy.

The couple told the Review-Journal it kept in-touch while Age of Love was airing via text messaging, but now plan to spend some one-on-one time together in Vegas this week, "just hanging out, watching a movie and having some popcorn."

There are no marriage plans right now.

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